Sheldon Lavin is currently the chief executive officer and the chairman of OSI Group. He holds his highest role in the food and meat processing industry. He is also the president of OSI International Foods Ltd. Even at his current age, Mr. Lavin is still actively engaged in various operations of the company. He was not originally a part of the company. However, in the 1970s he arranged the financing of the first food processing facility of the company in West Chicago, Illinois. This is the first one that the Kolschowsky family built in that area. The company was originally named Otto & Sons and was later changed to OSI Industries. Mr. Lavin’s constant involvement with the OSI Industries resulted in him becoming its owner.
Because of Sheldon Lavin’s leadership and his business vision, the OSI Group dramatically grew and evolved from being a domestic food processing company to a worldwide leader in the industry. Currently, the company is operating in over 60 locations in 60 various countries all over the world. In one of his recent interviews, Mr. Lavin shared that right from the start, he envisioned the company to be a world-class food processing business. The company has over 70 food processing facilities all over the world.It continues to produce protein products as well as vegetable items, sauces, and baked goods.
When asked about the company’s culture Mr. Lavin shared that OSI is not like the typical company with someone at the top doing all the orders. Sheldon Lavin says that while there are strategies and rules to be observed, budgetary limits, and levels of responsibility, OSI functions more like a family. The president added that their culture has evolved because they found out that it was the best way for them to do business. Sheldon Lavin also said that he loves innovation and claimed that it is in every strand of his DNA. However, he revealed that innovation is given great attention to OSI. As parting words, Sheldon Lavin said that he envisions OSI Group to achieve profitable growth. OSI Group is equipped to be one of the leaders in the food industry all over the business world, the president said.